Album review: Cue by Ken Elkinson

Album Name: Cue
Artist: Ken Elkinson
Year/Label: 2008 / Independent
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Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell

Ken Elkinson jokingly calls himself “The David Hasselhoff of solo piano” in his bio. Because the album got a lot of airplay in Germany, not because he’s a ham pianist. No, he can definitely get the ivories trembling and proves it on his fourth solo recording.

The title song has limber piano play and a neat melody to help it stand out.

Wanderlust is another nice song with a lovely melody.

The final song Beautiful Sadness features the album’s lone vocal by Tom Freund who has found much acclaim as a singer. It’s a beautiful and plaintive song and a perfect note to close on.

It’s a very nice record.

Posted on April 22, 2008

Track Listing
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1. Porteños
2. Cue (entire song free download)
3. Lightly
4. Wanderlust
5. Violet
6. Firefly
7. Tetherball
8. January
9. Oregon Coast
10. Passenger
11. Maybe
12. Beautiful Sadness (featuring Tom Freund)

[Ken Elkinson Official Site]


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